Awards Finalists 2020

Environment

Baumann


Baumann EGX Series

The world’s first 120v electric sideloader with bespoke battery design, revolutionising run times and prompting a major shift from diesel to electric. Noise and emission reductions also benefit companies which are under pressure to cut pollution by neighbours and legislators.

Cooper Specialised Handling


Sany SDCE907K

The Sany SCDE907K is the world’s first full-size fully electric empty container handler. Drive is achieved through a single drive motor powering a wet-disc-brake axle and the energy consumption per container is 15% that of a diesel ECH equivalent. Noise is also reduced from 82dBA to 66dBA.

Flogas


Carbon Offsetting

Businesses who participate in the Carbon Offsetting Scheme purchase carbon credits based on their gas consumption, which in turn are used to offset unavoidable emissions created during their day-to-day operations.

JCB


30-19E

The electric Teletruk produces zero emissions at point of use, with real-time measurement of energy consumption via JCB’s LiveLink telematics system. Average customer energy consumption reported is 4.1kwh.

Ergonomics

Linde Material Handling (UK) Ltd.


Steering Wheel N 20 C

The ergonomic steering wheel on Linde’s N 20 C is a simple, neat ‘butterfly’ design where controls for lift, traction and horn can be operated from both sides using thumbs and forefingers. This layout ensures an ergonomic and safe driving position where operators are automatically looking in the direction of the fork arms when activating the main lift, a crucial factor for safety.

Still Materials Handling


RX 60-25/35 Series

The developers paid special attention to a roomy, comfortable and individually customisable driver’s cab. The new RX 60 offers the best visibility conditions on all sides and upwards through the large viewing window and visually-optimised protective roof pillars.

TCM


FB/FTB 3-4 Wheel Counterbalance with Floating Armrest and Multi-Functional Ergologic Joystick

The new FB/FTB 3-4 Wheel Counterbalance features an innovative left floating adjustable armrest with integrated mini steering wheel, enabling a neutral body posture. The mini steering wheel can be operated using the palm of the hand, creating less arm stress. TCM is the only manufacturer in the market offering this solution.

Toyota Material Handling UK


BT Levio & BT Staxio W-series and pedestrian powered pallet trucks & stackers

These ranges are now all equipped with Telematics as standard, making them a Smart Truck from Toyota. This allows customers to easily connect their forklifts to I_Site for efficient measuring and improving operations in terms of productivity and safety.

Baumann


HX Series

More than two years of trials and six months of rigorous testing has resulted in the HX Series cabin being redesigned to strengthen the framework, simplify access and allow central side struts to be removed. Changes in materials and advances in toughened glass allowed Baumann to reconfigure and optimize the panoramic glass panel, seating and controller position.

Yale Europe Materials Handling


Yale Precision Control Tiller Head

The ergonomic handle allows full command of the truck’s functionality with the operator’s hands in a natural vertical position. With the tiller arm fully upright, the truck can be operated in the most restricted space for maximum manoeuvrability, and yet still provide great operator visibility. The composite plastic grip and aluminium structure provide superb operator comfort and hand protection, while the ergonomically shaped throttle activation button supports effective operation in all positions from either side of the truck.

Safety

Baumann


HX Series

More than two years of trials and six months of rigorous testing has resulted in the HX Series cabin being redesigned to strengthen the framework, simplify access and allow central side struts to be removed. Changes in materials and advances in toughened glass allowed Baumann to reconfigure and optimize the panoramic glass panel, seating and controller position.

Hyster Europe


Hinged elevating operator cabin for Hyster® RS46 ReachStacker

The hinged elevating operator cabin option on the Hyster® RS46 helps terminals handle containers on the second rail, reducing damage and improving efficiency. Operators have direct visibility of the top corner pockets on second rail containers even with a container on the first rail. Previously, cameras or staff had to direct operators, slowing operations and increasing costs.

Linde Material Handling (UK) Ltd.


Steering Wheel N 20 C

The ergonomic steering wheel on Linde’s N 20 C is a simple, neat ‘butterfly’ design where controls for lift, traction and horn can be operated from both sides using thumbs and forefingers. This layout ensures an ergonomic and safe driving position where operators are automatically looking in the direction of the fork arms when activating the main lift, a crucial factor for safety.

Mentor FLT Training


Managing Forklift Operations E-learning Course

An industry first, it meets demand for an alternative training format while reducing costs/time/administration. It uses engaging, interactive content/ printable handouts/hard-hitting video to explain managers’ responsibilities for safety and the costs and consequences of accidents, while providing the vital knowledge and confidence required to recognise and rectify bad practice.

St Clare Engineering


Grab-O-Matic Quick Attach and Release System

The Grab-O-Matic Quick Attach and Release System was developed to increase safety and save time and when securing mechanical fork attachments to a fork truck. A drum handling unit can be quickly and firmly attached and then disengaged from the truck without the driver having to leave the seat.

Trelleborg Wheel Systems UK Ltd.


ProTex

A new tyre compound from Trelleborg bestows electrical conductivity upon its non-marking material handling tyres. ProTex is compounded using materials fully compliant with the EN1755 regulation, and Trelleborg says the ProTex compound improves standards for material handling operations and protects operators against risks related to static electricity.

Innovation

A-Safe


Cold Storage Range

A new range of safety barriers has been developed for sub-zero temperatures. It is the first product on the market specifically engineered to provide protection against impacts from forklift trucks within sub-zero environments. The new Cold Storage range provides the highest levels of protection to pedestrians, assets and infrastructure in temperatures as low as -30°C. A full suite of safety products has been engineered using Memaplex™ Sub-Zero, a new material scientifically developed over several years to deliver the highest level of performance in sub-zero environments. It is designed to flex and withstand impacts without cracking or fragmenting.

Baumann


GXS500

The world’s largest ever sideloader, the first of its kind to stack 40ft containers 3 high, with hydraulically raising cab for the perfect view.

CIIQ UK Ltd.


Forklift iQ360

Forklift iQ360 offers a simple solution to forklift management with driver safety in mind. Aimed at smaller users and the used truck market, the system is easy to fit. Driver access control will ensure only licensed, qualified and trained drivers operate your vehicles. Pre-shift checks place responsibility on operators to verify compliant working conditions. With no upfront costs for hardware and no contract Forklift iQ means everyone will benefit, from receiving reports on low to high level impacts and scheduled maintenance to optimising the productivity of your fleet to ensure safety and increase efficiency and productivity of forklift operations.

Combilift


Electric Front and Rear Wheel Drive Combination

Combilift’s internationally patented electric traction provides the multidirectional forklift with independent front and rear wheel drives. By inputting the wheel-base parameters, the traction commands are calculated by the control system. The other unique feature of this innovation is 100% traction control, therefore negating the need for a differential lock on slippery surfaces. Each electric drive incorporates parking and regenerative dynamic braking for power efficiency.

Cooper Specialised Handling


Sany SDCE907K

The Sany SCDE907K is the world’s first full-size fully electric empty container handler. Drive is achieved through a single drive motor powering a wet-discbrake axle and the energy consumption per container is 15% that of a diesel ECH equivalent. Noise is also reduced from 82dBA to 66dBA.

HUBTEX (UK) Ltd.


PheoniX

The PhoeniX is the first to feature purely electric power steering for an entire platform of electric-multidirectionalsideloaders and it is already designed for gradual automation.

Hyster Europe


Hinged elevating operator cabin for Hyster® RS46 ReachStacker

The hinged elevating operator cabin option on the Hyster® RS46 helps terminals handle containers on the second rail, reducing damage and improving efficiency. Operators have direct visibility of the top corner pockets on second rail containers even with a container on the first rail. Previously, cameras or staff had to direct operators, slowing operations and increasing costs.

RTITB


MyRTITB TrainingFriend

MyRTITB TrainingFriend makes logistics safer. Operators are tested correctly (on 120+ machine types) so only safe, properly assessed operators pass. The app provides users with current assessment documentation and automarks tests to avoid miscalculations, delivering accurate operator test results which cannot be manipulated. The app simplifies training administration, saving 5 hours per course, helping businesses keep professional, compliant records electronically.

Philadelphia Scientific


eGO!c

The eGO!c ties together individual battery performance data with an innovative app to proactively improve battery performance.

TCM


FB/FTB 3-4 Wheel Counterbalance with Floating Armrest and Multi-Functional Ergologic Joystick

The new FB/FTB 3-4 Wheel Counterbalance features an innovative left floating adjustable armrest with integrated mini steering wheel, enabling a neutral body posture. The mini steering wheel can be operated using the palm of the hand, creating less arm stress. TCM is the only manufacturer in the market offering this solution.

Weston Handling


ACKBelt

The only Anti-Crush/Crash Reporting System for forklift trucks that:

  1. Is highly visible, to forewarn the driver they are being monitored.
  2. Mounts externally on the truck in seconds.
  3. Offers physical cushioning of an impact.
  4. Has its own independent alarm system to alert other personnel of an impact.
  5. Can interlink into the truck’s controls to safely stop the truck.
  6. Can send an instant report to a supervisor’s mobile phone, or link into a 3rd party Telematic reporting system.

Yale Europe Materials Handling


Yale Precision Control Tiller Head

The ergonomic handle allows full command of the truck’s functionality with the operator’s hands in a natural vertical position. With the tiller arm fully upright, the truck can be operated in the most restricted space for maximum manoeuvrability, and yet still provide great operator visibility. The composite plastic grip and aluminium structure provide superb operator comfort and hand protection, while the ergonomically shaped throttle activation button supports effective operation in all positions from either side of the truck.

Safe Site

Cedo

Cummins Ltd

Cummins Ltd

Forticrete Ltd.

Howdens

Kelloggs

Solent Stevedores

Tulip

Vaillant Group

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